Programme

2.00-2.15

Welcome:

Corin Williams, editor, MRW

2.15-2.45

Opening Keynote:

Dr Andy Rees OBE, head of waste strategy, Welsh government

With Wales boasting one of the world’s highest recycling rates, what has it learned, what role should government play, and how should UK-wide policy develop?

2.45-3.45

Presentation and panel discussion:

Truls Haug, managing director, Tomra collection systems, UK & Ireland speaks on what the UK can learn from deposit return schemes that have been operating successfully in other countries. A wider discussion will follow, to include panellists Paul Vanston, INCPEN chief executive, Peter Andrews, head of sustainability policy at the British Retail Consortium and Simon Rutledge, Biffa group external affairs and sustainability manager.

3.45-4.00

BREAK: Coffee and networking

 

4.15-4.45

Modern Day Slavery

A discussion on a rising threat to the sector following reports that around two-thirds of modern slavery cases involve a victim being placed at a waste or recycling facility at some point during their ordeal

4.45-5.15

 

WORKSHOP - Digitisation with Reconomy

Reconomy discuss the vital role digitisation plays in dealing with waste and the urgent need for more accurate data in the waste sector

Presentation by Miles Smith:

How to tackle the increasing threat from Cybercrime and protect your business.

5.15-5.45

Closing Keynote: 

Mary Creagh, MP and chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, which has recently scrutinised the Draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill and completed an inquiry into the sustainability of the fashion industry.

5.45-6.00

Closing remarks

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